Stepping outside of its regular realm, The Humble Bundle is now offering music instead of games at a pay-what-you want price. It features collections from a number of groups, including They Might Be Giants, Jonathan Coulton, and MC Frontalot. Paying more than the average price, which is currently sitting at $8.17, will also net you a copy of OK Go’s Twelve Remixes of Four Songs.
The bundles will also includes some notable selections from the game soundtracks Valkyria Chronicles by Hitoshi Sakimoto and Calling All Dawns by Christopher Tin, which features the Grammy award-winning Civilization IV theme song. The bundle is compatible with Linux and is available from now until August 10 in both MP3 and FLAC formats.
Analysis: Fans of the more geeky genre of music will find this offering to fall mostly into a Greatest Hits collection, and quite a number of fans may find themselves having a majority of the tracks on offer already. However, it serves as a great introduction for those new to this style of music, which comes from some very talented musicians with your money going directly to them and/or charity.
So far over 30,000 people have bought the Bundle, so it’s most definitely popular. It will be interesting to see whether this will be the first and only music offering or possibly a sign of the Humble Bundle branching out into new mediums.
Either way, I know I’ll be picking this up shortly.